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Welcome to the Fire Engineering Fire Dynamics topic center, the industry's most trusted resource for information on fire behavior, dynamic fire events, and the latest fire-related research. Recognizing these events is critical to successful firefighting operations and here firefighters will find what they need to know regarding best practices, personal protective equipment, and the latest science and technology to survive these forces on the fireground.

Firefighting and Preserving the Fire Scene: Finding the Balance

March 25, 2015

The company officers and firefighters all play a huge role in every fire investigation, Danny Sheridan and Steve Chasteen write.

Detroit Firefighters Battle Vacant Fire with Extension

March 25, 2015

Detroit (MI) firefighters responded to this box alarm fire in a vacant dwelling extended to an occupied dwelling.

Two Men Killed in Oakland (CA) Apartment Fire

March 22, 2015

Two men, including a local artist, died in a three-alarm fire at two West Oakland apartment buildings early Saturday, according to a news report.

Detroit Firefighters Confront Fire in Five Dwellings

March 20, 2015

Detroit fire crews responded to this box alarm fire in an occupied dwelling.

Fire at Staten Island (NY) Townhouse Community Goes to Four Alarms

March 18, 2015

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) crews responded Monday afternoon to a four-alarm fire at a Staten Island (NY) townhouse community.

What Would You Do? Four-Story Apartment Building

March 17, 2015

Check out a new training scenario from Skip Coleman on fire response to a four-story apartment building.

Crews Contend with Embers, Collapse at Irvington (NJ) Fire

March 17, 2015

At just around 20:10 on Sunday March 16, 2015, the Irvington (NJ) Fire Department was dispatched to 646 Nye Ave for a reported building fire.

Eddie Buchanan: The Tipping Point on Fire Science

March 16, 2015

FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with Eddie Buchanan, division chief, Hanover (VA) Fire & EMS, the recipient of the Fire Engineering/ISFSI George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award at FDIC 2015, about the whole FDIC “experience.”

UL FSRI Launches Residential Attic and Exterior Fire Hazards Online Training Program

March 12, 2015

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) announces the release of “Residential Attic and Exterior Fire Hazards” – an online course that serves as a culmination of the small scale, full-scale, and field experiments performed by UL as part of a research study funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

Q & A: Sean Gray on 'Attack from the Burned Side'

March 11, 2015

Sean Gray recently presented a Webcast on structural firefighting tactics, "Attack from the Burned Side: New Age Tactics and Tasks." Read his answers to questions posed during the live presentation.

FE Talk Archive: SLICERS and DICERS

Bobby Halton talks with Eddie Buchanan and Ray McCormack.

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